Raiders took 15,000 whiskey bottles
Irish police are chasing 40-foot truck-driving gangsters who stole more than 15,000 bottles of whiskey in a Christmas party season heist.
Thousands of cases of Jameson and Jack Daniels - as well as Bombay Sapphire gin - were taken during the violent burglary in west Dublin.
A pair of iron bar-wielding criminals tied up two workers at an alcohol warehouse in the Parkwest Industrial Estate after forcing them to open up the loading bay.
At least three accomplices joined the gang and stacked the drink into two 40-foot trucks before making off towards the local M50 and M7 motorways.
The haul includes 2,580 six-bottle cases of Jameson as well as an undisclosed amount of Bombay Sapphire and Jack Daniels cases.
While the burglary happened on November 14, between 3pm and 4pm, details have only been released now to coincide with the run-up to Christmas.
Detectives expect the gang will try to sell the bottles on the black market over the festive season.
The batch numbers on the cases of stolen Jameson are L428112153, L428312172 and L428016141.
It is not known what the numbers are on the other spirits.